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Prince of Wales Island

Small, friendly towns where people live close to the land and the sea
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Outdoor Activities Abound

One Island: Many Adventures

Did you ever think you need to get out more? Do it in a place that has so much more out to get! Opportunities to experience the great outdoors are almost unlimited on Prince Of Wales Island. You can also explore the human presence, from ancient native stone carvings to remnants of the logging and mining industries. Along with some of the best fishing in some of the cleanest waters on the planet. 

Scenic Byways

Scenic Byways aren't just for motorist. Bring your bikes and get close to the spectacular scenery on the several hundred miles of paved roads.

Have A Cave Day

Walk the Beaver Falls karst landscape interpretative trail in old growth forest, then follow a guide into El Capitan Cave - the largest known cave in Alaska. 

long days on the water

Whether you're into fishing, whale watching, wildlife viewing, kayaking, or all of the above, there are plenty of opportunities to get out on the water. 

Economy & Resources

Fish, timber, visitors and minerals are fundamental to the island. 
The service sector flourishes in areas from charters to lodging.
Prince of Wales Island oysters are world class delicacies.
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Native Arts & CultureS

First peoples presence reflect in community, lifestyle and artistry.
Alaska Natives on the island share Tlingit and Haida cultures.
Klawock Totem Park displays 21 restored and replicated poles.
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Local Artisans

POW Island is home to talented people inspired by natural beauty.
Where writers, musicians, dancers, artisans and carvers thrive.
Local events celebrating artisans are scheduled throughout the year.
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Island Events

Path to Prosperity: Business & Balance

March 24, 2023 12:00 am
Southeast Alaska residents are encouraged to attend Business & Balance. This is a transformation
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POW Chamber Regular Board Meeting

March 24, 2023 12:00 pm
To attend the POW Chamber regular board meeting, dial 8003156338, when prompted, enter the access co
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Swap Meet

March 25, 2023 11:00 am
Got stuff to get rid of? Can’t have a yard sale in the winter rain? Send Elli Flagg a message and
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Endurance Marathon

March 27, 2023 12:00 am
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Craig Science Fair

March 29, 2023 6:00 pm
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THRIVE Festival Planning

April 3, 2023 12:00 pm
Contact POWHN for the zoom link
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AMSEA F/V DrillConductor held in Craig

April 4, 2023 8:00 am
Class cost is offered at a reduced rate of $125 for commercial fishermen thanks to DCCED, USCG, NIOS
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Easter Party - Craig City Gym

April 8, 2023 12:00 am
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Easter Egg Hunt - Thorne Bay

April 9, 2023 12:00 am
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CPR First Aid Class

April 12, 2023 9:00 am
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POW Earth Week

April 14, 2023 12:00 am
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Easter Egg/Easter Bunny - Coffman Cove

April 15, 2023 12:00 am
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Author Melissa Cook in KTN

April 18, 2023 7:00 pm
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AMSEA Marine Safety Instructor Training

April 24, 2023 12:00 am
See poster for more information
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April 24, 2023 9:00 am
The Prince of Wales Chamber of Commerce is hosting a POW Economic Summit with the POW VocTEC Center.
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Women's Fishing Derby

July 1, 2023 12:00 am
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Men's Fishing Derby

August 12, 2023 12:00 am
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Join us for our POW-ER Summit & JOB FAIR
Monday - Saturday, April 24th - 29th, 2023
This event begins on Monday, April 24th, and culminates in two(2) full days worth of events at the POW VocTEC Center in Klawock. This will include high school student particiption and a JOB FAIR featuring employers with employment and educational opportunities both on Island and State-wide.
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